The rights holders of the world’s major football competitions have issued a joint statement condemning ‘the theft of intellectual property’ by beoutQ, the pirate broadcast operation which has been illegally transmitting pay TV channels in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the last two years.
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Senior Research Manager
Tim manages the analyst teams behind Omdia’s coverage of channels and programming and advertising. Channels and programming monitors evolving channel revenue streams and TV and video production and distribution. The advertising service tracks revenue from all media types, with a particularly strong focus on the fast-developing online and addressable advertising space.
Tim joined Omdia’s predecessor company Screen Digest in 2004, where his areas of focus included TV production, animation, sports rights, and public broadcasting. He also edited more than 100 editions of the monthly Media and Technology Digest (formerly Screen Digest). Before that, Tim worked at the European Audiovisual Observatory in Strasbourg, France, and in a variety of journalism roles including the Financial Times Group, EMAP (now Ascential), and Television Business International. He holds a Master of Arts (Hons.) degree in English literature from Trinity College, Cambridge. He speaks fluent French and is based in London.
Constantinos Papavassilopoulos researches the TV and online video markets of 21 countries, spanning APAC (India), the Middle East and North Africa, Turkey, and Europe (Greece, Cyprus, and Malta). He authors market monitors and reports, and updates datasets, while also contributing to analysis and commentaries on a variety of topics.
Constantinos is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and events throughout MENA and Europe. Considered as an expert on the markets he covers, Mr. Papavassilopoulos is often interviewed for market research, trade, press, and business publications as well as for major news and current affairs networks. He joined IHS Markit in 2012 and Omdia in 2019. Previously, he had worked as a media researcher and head of the new technologies department at the Hellenic Audiovisual Institute. Prior to this, he worked as an assistant manager for a small TV production company in Athens, Greece. He holds a geology degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and a master’s in communications studies from the University of Leeds, UK.
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